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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #60 on: October 02, 2017, 07:35:42 AM »
Odd. Other than Bach's BWV1013, I don't think I've ever willingly listened to a piece for solo flute.

Why not try Claude Debussy, Syrinx for solo flute

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #61 on: October 02, 2017, 07:45:49 AM »
Why not try Claude Debussy, Syrinx for solo flute

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/YEyKM13yf_4" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/YEyKM13yf_4</a>

Seems promising...

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #62 on: October 02, 2017, 08:33:27 AM »
You're right. What was I thinking?I haven't composed for solo flute for a reason...Of course, I use flute very often (and enjoy it!).

But, you never know:  Tomorrow your Muse may insist!
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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #63 on: October 05, 2017, 02:53:26 PM »
This weekend, being that of Canadian Thanksgiving, inspired me to put the finishing touches on my latest piano sketches (Op. 108) which are now named after this all-too-early event. There's no O Canada quotation ( that's in La La Land, but there is "La Cucuracha"!

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/piano-sketches-opus-108



Well, as long as theres conversation on flute, here's the piece I originally posted...

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/aria-for-strings-and-flute

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #64 on: October 08, 2017, 12:17:11 AM »
I just found my 4th Sinfonia. It was composed three years ago and is my longest work. This is the slow movement (some of the time) inspired by some of George Perle's theoretical musings (though it doesn't sound like it).

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/aasinf-4-opus-62

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #65 on: October 14, 2017, 02:36:02 AM »
My latest piano sonata (16)...first two movements. All three. Check it out.

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/sonata-16-for-piano-opus-113

Also, I just completed these three short pieces for wind quartet...these are a bit different from my recent wind writing.

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/expressions-for-woodwinds-opus
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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #66 on: October 19, 2017, 08:30:47 AM »
Hey, I've just revised Sinfonia 16. I changed the concertante part from Cello to Violin to clarify the texture.

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/sinfonia-16

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #67 on: October 19, 2017, 08:40:55 AM »
Was it a registral matter?  Di you need to soloist to clear away from the accompaniment texture?
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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #68 on: October 21, 2017, 06:50:26 AM »
Was it a registral matter?  Di you need to soloist to clear away from the accompaniment texture?

Exactly. As I thinned out the string section the solo cello needed a higher in tessitura so I made it solo violin. Much cleaner and more lyrical that way. I do enjoy cello and orchestra in modern music but this wasn't the right work for it.

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #69 on: November 03, 2017, 06:33:33 AM »
From a set of four works for Violin and Piano here are two short pieces (1 minute each) I just finished up on a few minutes ago. These are for a violinist friend of my father's. Also, a piano romp.

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/2-miniatures-for-violin-and piano

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/ainterlude-1
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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #70 on: November 08, 2017, 09:56:34 AM »
I've just modified this movement to heighten the rhythmic playfulness...it's for wind quintet:

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/interlude-4?in=ronald-roumanis/sets/expressions-for-woodwinds-opus

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #71 on: November 13, 2017, 05:11:26 AM »
Just completed the 2nd movement of my latest piano sonata. If you're wondering why I compose so many of these things, the answer is simple: I can find pianists to perform these, and a good performance is important to me. Larger forms for larger groups too often remain in paper form for years--though with the improved Garriton sounds it is more satisfying to hear a large work electronically-- so no one hears what you're doing. Ironically, I don't compose at the piano (except an occasional sounding of ideas), but I like the idiom. Here are the first two movements of Sonata 17

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/sonata-17-for-piano-opus-118

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #72 on: November 13, 2017, 05:52:05 AM »
Good to see the ongoing work!
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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #73 on: November 17, 2017, 10:42:35 AM »
Good to see the ongoing work!

Thanks, Karl...

I have just completed my 17th Piano Sonata. The 2nd and 3rd mov. are without interruption. It's a rather short work, even for me . It's fast, slow, faster. Much of the harmony is based on a dissonant polychord as well as a maj +5 chord (01358) for those interested. I may post the score later today.

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/sonata-17-for-piano-opus-118

score: roumanisland.wordpress.com/2017/11/17/score-for-1st-mov-17-th-sonata/
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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #74 on: November 18, 2017, 09:10:25 AM »
I've updated the 3 Brief Interludes Op. 117.  There is a fourth that I forgot about which is incomplete. It's a jarring, concise set as is, I believe.

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/3-brief-interludes

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